Kenai Golf Report

Closing time

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hello, Golfers. Can you believe that September is all but over and October is just next week? Before we know it, Halloween will be here and then Thanksgiving is right behind and oh my gosh, that means Christmas ...

A Birdie Told Me ... Trucky "Tiger" LeMay had a 310-yard drive on hole No. 8 recently! That's a great shot by anyone's standards. Congratulations, Trucky.

Attention Men's Night golfers, the golf will kick off at 5:30 p.m. the next couple of weeks so plan on being there earlier than usual and don't forget to call the pro shop to get your name on the list.

General Manager's Report

All the major dirt work has been completed on the short game practice facility. The basic design of both greens and the sand traps have been formed as well as the layout of the chipping areas. At the beginning of next year, top soil will be ordered and the entire area will be rolled and seeded. We are looking forward to completing this project early next season.

The left side of No. 1 has been completed and seed has been planted. The area behind hole No. 8 has been leveled and top soil has been added. Seeding will take place next season. A lot of work has been accomplished over the last several weeks. I would like to thank everyone for the show of support.

Since we still have a couple of weeks left in the season, Bill Burtram will begin work on the left side of the No. 1 green. All the stumps and brush will be removed and top soil will be hauled in. The area will look like the back of No. 1. This will be a great addition to that hole. If time permits, we will continue with other projects.

I would like to invite everyone out for some great fall golf. We will be open this year as long as the weather permits. The plan is to close the back nine during the first week of October and leave the front nine open until weather forces us to close.

As always, see you on the course.

-Gordon Griffin

Men's Night was won by the team of Cliff Baker, Jim Bryant and Ron Stafford who came in at 4-under. Paul Zimmerman had closest to the pin on No. 10 and Sean O'Reilly had closest to the pin on No. 14. Closest to the line on No. 18 was won by Cliff Baker.

Attention, Kenai Golf Association members. Be watching the mail for a newsletter and ballots. It is time again (happens every year about this time) for the annual election of board members. There are four members running for the three vacancies that will occur this fall. Remember, KGA members, to get involved attend meetings, run for board positions, let board members know what you think about how things are going. An association is only as effective as its least involved members ... think about it.

Our golfing season is definitely winding down, but there are still some gorgeous days and evenings to enjoy the spectacular scenery at the Kenai Golf Course and to take in all the additions and changes that the new management has made. The course is in wonderful shape and you should take the opportunity to get in those last rounds of golf before the white stuff starts to fly. This is it for the column this year. It has been my privilege and pleasure keeping everyone informed of the happenings at the Kenai Golf Course and the Kenai Golf Association. My wishes and those of Debbie and Gordon Griffin and the entire staff at the Kenai Golf Course are for a safe, happy and healthy remainder of 2007 for all. We are all looking forward to the 2008 golfing season just around the corner. Catch you next year at the Kenai Golf Course.

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